8 Aug 2013, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2013 Prom 33: Beethoven, Berlioz

Prom 33: Beethoven, Berlioz
Prom 33: Beethoven, Berlioz
19:00 Thu 8 Aug 2013 Royal Albert Hall
Mitsuko Uchida plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor, Mariss Jansons. The opium-fuelled idylls and nightmares of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique complete one of the festival’s hottest programmes.
Mitsuko Uchida plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor, Mariss Jansons. The opium-fuelled idylls and nightmares of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique complete one of the festival’s hottest programmes.

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Mitsuko Uchida returns to the Proms after an absence of almost 20 years as the soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, which overturned formal traditions by opening with a simple statement for solo piano. Musical ideas are tested to their limits in a conversation between keyboard and orchestra.

The opium-fuelled obsessions, flower-like dancers, rural idyll, rolling tumbrel and danse macabre of Berlioz’s 1830 gothic masterpiece Symphonie fantastique conclude the first of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra’s two Proms (see also Prom 35) with Mariss Jansons, who celebrates his 70th birthday this year.

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